The experienced technicians at Foam Factory begin each car wash with a high-pressure rinse and a healthy dose of Active Foam solution before gently washing each vehicle by hand with microfiber mittens. Once the vehicle has been thoroughly rinsed, they dry and polish paint jobs by hand, protecting their hard work against the elements with premium wax and sealant products. In addition to washing exteriors, Foam Factory's techs also perform meticulous interior details with carpet steaming and vent cleaning and restore confidence to extra-tarnished vehicles with à la carte services such as tree-sap removal and headlight restoration. While technicians work, car owners can lounge on the outdoor patio, sip coffee in the upstairs waiting room, or continue their mystical quest in the downstairs dungeon.
When the family-owned Weikel's Auto Repair opened in 1994, its ASE-certified technicians inspected cars in a cozy three-bay shop. As demand for their expertise grew, so did their need for space, machinery, and equipment. These days, in a roomier shop, ASE-certified master technician Steve Weikel and his team administer extensive services for all automotive systems and car makes, including hybrids. The crew aligns wheels and tires, ensures electrical wiring functions properly, and replaces brake pads and hoses, keeping any flowers growing on the driver's side properly watered. Weikel's crew also performs state safety and emissions inspections, outfits vehicles with Michelin or Bridgestone tires, and assists broken-down cars with 24/7 towing.
Behind Excel Motors' rows of shiny preowned vehicles, mechanics tinker under their iconic ASE-certification shoulder patches, their hands sowing the hard work necessary to harvest peak mileage from engines of all sorts. Quarts of high-quality oil await their chance to flow alongside thirsty car metals, and bays securely hoist autos into the air so techs can service them, inspect various parts for safety, or rotate tires. Meanwhile, customers can peruse the lots for a new domestic or imported car and take a look at each vehicle's Carfax report to see its prior life, accident history, and ability to snuggle with weather tarps.
All Pro Detailing’s lengthy menu of services is designed to restore and extend the lives of vehicles. It runs the gamut from detailing packages and paintless dent repair to ozone shock treatments that remove stubborn odors. All Pro's detailing staff pay special attention to carpets, vacuuming all carpeted surfaces with a high-powered hose, separately cleaning carpet pads, and scouring stains. They ply these trades and others—such as tinting windows, rust proofing auto bodies, and correcting water damage caused by parking the car in the pool—at two area locations.
With a Whole Shootin' Match car wash, Bristol Bill’s express wash tunnel performs 11 dirt-scouring, shine-intensifying steps as it perks up autos' appearances. During the seven-minute premium cleaning, robotic rinsers deploy water, cleanser, and conditioner to each vehicle's exterior, leaving it free of dirt, grime, and road barnacles. The undercarriage rust inhibitor discourages oxidization, and a multipart wheel service cleans, steams, and shines rubber rollers. Cars receive a robe of Durashield protectant and an anorak of polish, leaving them dapper enough to cruise with the stretchiest of limos. A 24-hour rain guarantee guards against the threat of precipitation, and a complimentary vacuum token gives drivers four minutes of suction to whisk away crumbs, receipts, and small villages of french fries.